This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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"The photos from past years are great.  You may want to also join and post in Illinoi…"

carols_kitchen replied May 30, 2013 to St. Louis Cardinals game August 15, 2013, (Swearing in of Cardinal Company)

1 May 30, 2013
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"Molly's Adopt a Sailor did the Diego group last year.  Their big request was those a…"

carols_kitchen replied Nov 13, 2011 to New Missouri Mom

15 Nov 13, 2011
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"Ahh, he leaves on my birthday.  That would have been hard for me.  Our sailor is in…"

carols_kitchen replied Nov 13, 2011 to DEP for December 2011

6 Nov 21, 2011
Reply by mhseimears ship 7 division 63

"It all depends.  You will learn soon if Nick is grad n go.  If so, you can get a pas…"

carols_kitchen replied Jul 13, 2011 to New Member -Son is at Great Lakes

5 Jul 14, 2011
Reply by mysailorson

"There's a great Vinson page on facebook, too.  Molly's Adopt a Sailor has a son on t…"

carols_kitchen replied Mar 26, 2011 to New to Navy for Moms glad to be here

11 Sep 1, 2011
Reply by Dalton'smom

"Hi sweetie Our USS RR Mom said it already.  Care packages are great.  Have you found…"

carols_kitchen replied Mar 26, 2011 to New to Navy for Moms glad to be here

11 Sep 1, 2011
Reply by Dalton'smom

"WOW!!!!    To meet so many of you was awesome.  I'll get pix posted as soon as possi…"

carols_kitchen replied Mar 19, 2011 to Navy Momys day out in St Louis

47 Mar 25, 2011

"Can't wait to meet you!  I'm wearing blue jeans and Molly's Adopt a Sailor t shirt. "

carols_kitchen replied Mar 19, 2011 to Navy Momys day out in St Louis

47 Mar 25, 2011

"Hi The directions should just read 13275 Manchester Rd, St. Louis (if you put in Des…"

carols_kitchen replied Mar 19, 2011 to Navy Momys day out in St Louis

47 Mar 25, 2011

"Yeah Sherri!  Be sure she joins the group called "Girlfriends, Fiances and Wives." …"

carols_kitchen replied Mar 18, 2011 to Navy Momys day out in St Louis

47 Mar 25, 2011


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